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Stay curious and keep learning. With Curio, you’ll get inspired with exclusive audio from the world’s top publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIRED, FT, The Guardian and many more.

We curate the best stories and turn them into audio you can listen to. Stop scrolling the infinite stream of breaking news and start discovering ideas that will help you think differently instead. Get Curio now to learn, grow and discover something new every day.

Discover new ideas from Yuval Noah Harari, Alain de Botton, and narrated stories from over 50 publications, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times, 1843 Magazine, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, MIT Technology Review, Aeon and many more.

We'll keep you up to date whether you are getting ready for the day, taking a break from work or getting your steps in. Understand everything, from Brexit to Trump, from artificial intelligence to how your brain works - we have something for everyone. Enjoy short listens, long-form journalism, curated shows that seamlessly fit into your day, business insights, philosophy, fashion, world news and much more. A world of journalism and ideas is waiting for you.

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What’s New

Version 6.31.0

Curio is excited to announce the new audio show ‘What do I Know?!’ with actress and philanthropist Gillian Anderson.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be listening to a series of curated audio articles, exploring a range of deeply human stories of social challenges, sexual liberation, phenomenal women and much more. Join us every other Thursday for new episodes as we go on a collective journey of discovery, asking ourselves to truly question, ‘What do I know?!” exclusively on Curio.

We’d love to hear your feedback so please do leave a review or reach out to us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
588 Ratings

588 Ratings

mgynyc ,

4.5 Stars - The Titles Aren’t Read

Just signed up and am loving this app except for one thing: the readers never read the titles of the articles(!). There’s an intro to each article, but surprisingly enough no mention of the article’s title. It’s like jumping into bed with someone without first getting their name.
The title is indeed in the app itself or on my device, but I use the playlist/auto play function and can’t be bothered to look at my phone or iPad to find the new title every time an article changes, especially when driving or on my bike or walking the dog. Skipping the titles of songs would be fine, but not the title of written works/articles.
Please read the titles of the articles and I will give 5 stars! Until then, I will try to get past having this huge chunk of context missing. I’ll try to remember the title of this app when recommending it. ;)

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for the 4-star review and we are so glad to hear you are loving Curio. We really appreciate your comments about the article title and can understand it can be disorientating jumping from one piece to the next without this. We have taken your comments on board and looking into this now for you. In the meantime, if there is anything else we can help with please drop us a message at and we'd love to help. Have a great day and happy listening :)

La1miss ,

Good, but Narrow

Having used the application for a few months, I can say it is somewhat slanted. A limited political spectrum gets picked. Of course, not everything is political in this application, hence review is not lower.

I suspect the editors of the application are politically homogeneous. Many of the takes included in the spectrum are only from one side of the political aisle. It could be that they are catering to the audience. Personally, I would prefer a wider exposure to different publications.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for reaching out to us and for your feedback. At Curio our team of editors handpick the best stories from the world’s leading publications, and although we never intend to promote one political side we are sorry you feel we are not offering a wider range. We are always looking at ways we can improve and would greatly appreciate if you have any specific publications or perhaps journalists you would love to hear on Curio. Please do drop us an email at Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

AntLills ,

Makes it easier to stay well read

My eternal struggle to balance staying well read is an ongoing journey... podcasts are good but it's hit & miss, then Blinkist but 15 mins on a book is not deep enough, I sometimes buy a newspaper but the quality is variable and the time investment high.

Anyway, tried Curio for a week after being incessantly targeted on insta and I am loving it. Basically they select top articles from a range of publications and read them out. It gives you a variety of writing styles, subjects and political balance. It's not just the news but slower journalism too. I'd recommend it.

Sex, money, mental health, war, peace, plants, gender identity etc. For example I enjoyed an article today on desire. Def worth the trial and just signed up for a subscription

Developer Response ,

Wow thank you so much for the 5-star rating and lovely review! We are so pleased to hear you are enjoying your Curio experience and our range of stories are helping bring wonder and knowledge to your everyday. We also enjoyed the recent Wisdom Walk which was all about how to know what you really desire. If you ever need anything please just drop us an email at - we are here to help. Thank you again and happy listening.



This week, Gillian picks a story about the unrecognised value of human excrement. Listen now, only on the Curio App.


This week, Gillian picks a story about an underground organisation that helped women access abortion in the '70s.


This week, Gillian and writer Scarlett Curtis discuss mental health and the importance of knowing you're not alone.


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